Onshore UK

Integrated geoscience solutions for onshore exploration and development

CGG has everything you need for onshore exploration. We implement advanced, integrated workflows to address the specific imaging and reservoir characterization challenges of shale and other plays, providing the data you need to reduce risk, optimize development and maximize recovery.
Geoscience data library

Geoscience data library

Our rich multi-disciplinary data library contains geological studies, well data and legacy seismic. Robertson geological studies of the Carboniferous and Jurassic onshore UK unconventional plays provide risk mapping, geochemical and geomechanical analysis. They are supplemented by extensive GeoSpec legacy seismic coverage and Data Management Services’ (DMS) value-added well data products. DMS are official data release agents for the UK Oil & Gas Authority.
Survey evaluation and design

Survey evaluation and design

Our programs are designed with appropriate offsets, azimuths and fold to meet the requirements of shale reservoir imaging and characterization. Planning and layout is optimized with Geoland using NPA Terrain Explorer imagery.
Broadband wide-azimuth seismic

Broadband wide-azimuth seismic program

High-productivity crews using the latest broadband vibroseis and cableless recording technology achieve the right balance of data quality, turnaround and cost responsibility for effective shale imaging. We have recent experience in the UK and an active presence in Europe.
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Onshore reservoir imaging

We are recognized leaders in subsurface imaging and capture the complexities of your shale to the highest accuracy with our proprietary algorithms.REVIVE5D helps to mitigate acquisition constraints which compromise imaging results. Land SRME and IME are industry firsts for CGG and address complex multiples to provide clearer images. Azimuthal anisotropy (Horizontal Transverse Isotropy and Orthorhombic) is taken into account during velocity analysis and pre-stack time and depth imaging to preserve AVO/AVAZ information for fracture analysis and to provide the most accurate image.
Reservoir characterization

Reservoir characterization

Powered by CGG GeoSoftware's leading tools in seismic reservoir characterization and geomechanics, and supported by an expert team of geophysicists, petrophysicists, geologists and engineers, CGG GeoConsulting provides a unique breadth of experience and capability to help solve our clients conventional and unconventional reservoir needs. Our structural geology services and integrated workflows offer shale reservoir characterization which goes beyond simple “sweet spot” mapping. By adding quantitative mineralogical data from cores and cuttings to the seismic reservoir characterization workflow, we can provide predictive models of the key reservoir properties which control production, allowing you to place wells and design completions more accurately .

Completion optimization

Completion optimization

In partnership with Baker Hughes, we can provide RoqScan™ wellsite cuttings analysis to help design completion adapted for reservoir heterogeneity along the lateral.Taurus geomechanical expertise and PowerLog® Frac help to provide the optimum hydraulic fracture parameters.


NPA InSAR satellite surface deformation and Magnitude* microseismic monitoring provide environmental baseline and production monitoring. In addition, Magnitude provide real-time hydraulic fracture monitoring and InSAR offers opportunities to calibrate geomechanical modeling.

Integrating surface seismic, microseismic, ro...

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Seismic inversion in the Barnett Shale succes...

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A workflow for success in shales

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GeoConsulting - Shale Science

Shale Science

Take a scientific approach to shales. Our team predicts the most promising zones and optimizes development, drilling and completion programs.
GeoConsulting - Geological Modelling

Geological Modeling

Balanced cross-sections derived through expert interpretation of satellite and seismic data. Rapid visualisation of exploration leads and prospects.
Subsurface Imaging - Land SRME


Remove multiples from seismic data. Preserve primary energy. Now available for land data. Clearer images. Better reservoir attributes.
GeoConsulting - Reservoir Characterization

Integrated Reservoir Characterization

Geophysicics, petrophysicists, geologists and engineers: a unique breadth of experience and capabilities.

GeoConsulting - Surface Deformation InSAR

Surface Deformation (InSAR)

Precise, remote monitoring of surface deformation for geohazard delineation and production monitoring for onshore fields.
GeoConsulting - Geological Services

Geological Services

CGG offers a comprehensive range of Geological Services onsite. This ranges from undertaking fieldwork globally through to our specialists working on projects in clients offices.